Monday, 9 March 2009

Monday Movie Meme

Feature Presentation...


This week Molly and Andy at the Bumbles Blog are asking about documentaries, i.e. those films I hardly ever watch, so here's the few I can think of:

The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971) - A mixture of drama and documentary all about insects and how they'll take over the Earth. I remember it for cool statistics like a plague of locusts in a week eating enough to feed a million people for a year.

Swimming To Cambodia (1987) - A monologue rather than a documentary, but a great film so I thought I'd include it anyway.

Roger and Me (1989) - Entertaining documentary from Michael Moore.

Lost In La Mancha (2002) - Documentary about Terry Gilliam's failed attempts to make a film of Don Quixote. Other movie documentaries I considered were The Hamster Factor (about the making of Twelve Monkeys) and Full Tilt Boogie (about the making of From Dusk Till Dawn). Hearts of Darkness (about the making of Apocalypse Now) might be even better, but I've sadly never got round to seeing it.

The Mindscape of Alan Moore (2003) - A chance to bask in the wit and intelligence of writer and magician Alan Moore.

The Aristocrats (2005) - A documentary featuring numerous comedians all discussing and telling variations on the same joke.


jupitersinclair said...

I love documentaries. I MUST watch the Alan Moore one now! I hadn't even heard of it. How weird.

The Bumbles said...

A friend recently recommended "Swimming to Cambodia" to us - glad to have another endorsement. It is in the Netflix queue.

Forgot about "The Aristocrats" - that was a fun one!

A Blog In The Rough said...

hmm documentaries, I like em and then I dont...